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Indigenous and Transcultural Research Centre

The Indigenous and Transcultural Research Centre (ITRC) proudly partners with Indigenous, migrant, refugee and culturally diverse communities to deliver impactful research nationally and internationally. We seek to improve the lives and wellbeing of First Nations and culturally diverse peoples in Australia and around the globe.

Respect. Partnership. Social justice.

Our community of like-minded, transdisciplinary researchers are passionate about diversity and committed to social justice, equity and inclusion.

Our expanding footprint into new communities brings opportunities for genuine and close partnerships with Indigenous and transcultural communities and engagement in co-research and community capacity exchange.

Research themes

Building knowledge systems

Building recognition and engagement with Indigenous, Southern, Eastern and other knowledge systems.

Theme leader: Dr Raj Yadav

Creative cultural practices

To revive, document and extend the languages, educational and social and creative cultural practices through transdisciplinary explorations of poetry, art, music, dance, and other creative forms.

Theme leader: Dr Rachael Dwyer

Community capacity exchange

To exchange knowledge and to enhance communities’ aspirations, research and practical skills and capacities.

Theme leader: Dr Aaron Tham

Our team

The IRTC team is made up of members and students under the leadership of Directors, Professor Maria Raciti and Professor Catherine Manathunga.

Research with us

ITRC provides exciting and rewarding research opportunities for Higher Degree by Research students, early and mid-career researchers, research fellows and our collaborating partners.


Article snapshots

Summaries of featured articles from our researchers

For more information, contact the ITRC by email or connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn.